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  • 2019 United Way Bake Sale

    2019 United Way Bake Sale

    Enjoy some baked goods and learn more about our work! 100% of the proceeds go directly to the United Way, which is working with partners in the community to help end poverty in Edmonton. Poverty is #Unignorable — Be part of the solution! Edmonton Social Planning Council Where: #200, 10544 106 Street (Bassani Building) When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:00am Read More
  • 2019 Seasonal Celebration

    2019 Seasonal Celebration

    Our Board of Directors and Staff wish to extend an invitation to you to join us in celebrating the holidays at our office! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. When: December 5th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm Where: Suite #200, 10544 106 Street (Bassani Building) Read More
  • Opinion: Budget is a setback for lower-income Albertans

    Opinion: Budget is a setback for lower-income Albertans

    Susan Morrissey, Executive Director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council provided the recent Op-Ed in the Edmonton Journal. Read the full version here: https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-budget-is-a-setback-for-lower-income-albertans Download the Fact Sheet here: 2019 Alberta Budget fACTsheet Excerpt from the Edmonton Journal: With the UCP tabling their first budget, there is a lot of talk of what this means. Depending on who you ask, this Read More
  • 2019 Alberta Provincial Budget Fact Sheet

    2019 Alberta Provincial Budget Fact Sheet

    Download: 2019 Alberta Budget fACTsheet Introduction The 2019 budget, which runs until March 31, 2020, is titled A Plan for Jobs and the Economy. The main priorities it identifies is creating jobs and reducing the deficit. We are now almost 7 months into the 2019-20 budget year, so many of the big changes announced will not take effect until next spring’s Read More
  • Lunch and Learn - November 19, 2019

    Lunch and Learn - November 19, 2019

    November 19, 2019 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch) 10212 Jasper Avenue Topic: If Not You... Then Who? Becoming a Foster, Adoptive, and Respite Caregiver in Alberta Presenters:  JoAnn Hallikainen, Caregiver Recruitment Team Lead Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children's Services All children deserve a home that is nurturing and safe. A Child's Hope is Read More
  • Public Engagement on Affordable Housing Report

    Public Engagement on Affordable Housing Report

    Access to stable and quality housing can produce positive outcomes to community health and education, and ultimately improve neighbourhood conditions and perceptions. Families that are in unstable housing are more likely to face intergenerational poverty. Living in unsafe neighbourhoods could have detrimental effects on physical and mental health. Despite these benefits, there is still formidable public opposition to providing quality Read More
  • A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton - May 2019 Update

    A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton - May 2019 Update

    Read the full report (click on the link):A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton - May 2019 Update Click to download: 2016 Federal Census Neighbourhood Summary Click to download: Map: Prevalence of Low Income After-Tax (All Ages) Click to download: Map: Prevalence of Low Income After-Tax (0 to 17) INTRODUCTION Poverty affects people from all walks of life – young, old, employed, unemployed, those Read More
  • 2019 Vital Topics - Indigenous Women in Alberta

    2019 Vital Topics - Indigenous Women in Alberta

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton.  This edition focuses on Indigenous Women in Alberta.   Download: Vital Topic - Indigenous Women in Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - The Arts

    2018 Vital Topics - The Arts

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton.  This edition focuses on The Arts. ARTS include a wide variety of creative disciplines including: Read More
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Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, Vital Topics, that are timely and important to Edmonton. The first topic is Women in Edmonton. In light of the #Metoo movement, International Women’s Day, and the fact that Edmonton has been at the bottom of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives list of “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada” for the past 5 years, our first topic is a snapshot of the issues affecting Women in Edmonton.

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95% OF WOMEN IN EDMONTON HAVE INCOME
By Delinda Cammarata
INCOME LEVEL
INCOME EQUITY
$33,830 MEDIAN INCOME
$51,506 MEDIAN INCOME
95.1% OF MEN IN EDMONTON HAVE INCOME
INCOME EQUITY
POPULATION BY GENDER
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466,655
WOMEN
465,890
MEN

WOMEN WORKING FULL TIME IN CANADA EARN $0.742 FOR EVERY DOLLAR THAT A FULL TIME MALE WORKER MAKES

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By James Wright
LEADERSHIP
ACCORDING TO THE 2017 SCORECARD ON EDMONTON WOMEN;S QUALITY OF LIFE, THE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN EDMONTON CMA FOR 2011 WAS:
30% FRONT - LINE
37% MANAGEMENT
29% SENIOR MANAGEMENT
FEMALE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN EDMONTON
CITY COUNCIL - 2 OUT OF 13
PROVINCIAL LEADERSHIP - 11 OUT OF 25
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT - 1 OUT OF 11
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By James Wright
SEXUAL ASSAULT RATE IN EDMONTON (2016)
72
FEMALE

20 TO 34 YEARS OF AGE

VICTIMIZED BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER

WHITE

A MOTHER

LIVING WITH OR MARRIED TO THEIR PARTNER

CANADA

VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE:
58

FALLING BEHIND WINNIPEG AS THE SECOND HIGHEST IN CANADA

EDMONTON

SEXUAL ASSAULT RATE PER 100,000:

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The edition includes:

Investing in Canadians: Thoughts on the National Housing Strategy

ESPC Updates

  • Alberta Child Poverty Report
  • Tracking the Trends 2018
  • Research Update November 2017

Upcoming Events

  • ESPC Moving
  • Vital Topics
  • New Staff
  • United Way Campaign
  • Award of Merit Nominations

Board Member Biography: Doug Meggison

Click here to download: the fACTivist - Winter 2018

Join us October 26, 2018 as Elizabeth Bonkink (Edmonton Community Foundation) and Heather Curtis (ESPC Research Coordinator) review this year's Vital Signs - Belonging and Social Isolation.

The Edmonton Social Planning Council, Public Interest Alberta, and the Alberta College of Social Workers released a new report, “Keep Investing in Alberta’s Children: The Government’s Role in Ending Child and Family Poverty.”

To download the report click on this button

Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how our community is doing with a focus on a specific topic. This year we are looking at belonging and social isolation and the communities that are at risk.


Community foundations across Canada and internationally are reporting on how their communities are doing and how Canada is doing overall.

Click Here to Download: 2017 Vital Signs Report: Belonging

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